Farming Rural 21

David Roy Jones

November 19, 2021

Obituary

David R. Jones, 66, resident of Raleigh passed away Friday, November 19, 2021 at his residence. David was born to Rev. Bill and Virginia (Prather) Jones. He married the former Janice L. Davis who survives. He attended the Raleigh Baptist Church and was a 32nd Degree Mason and was a member of the Raleigh Masonic Lodge. David was a 1973 graduate of Eldorado High School and in the 1970’s he attended SIU. He returned in 1994 and completed his Bachelor’s of Science in Agriculture Education. He worked for Sahara Coal for 17 years, and then became an AG teacher at Eldorado High School where he was the FFA Advisor and the Sportsman’s Club sponsor. He enjoyed his lifelong homestead in Raleigh near his beloved family. There he raised Horses, German Shepherds, Cattle, Swine, Rabbits and Goats.  He also enjoyed woodworking. David is survived by his mother: Virginia Jones of Raleigh, his wife: Janice Jones of Raleigh, three sons: Brian (Emily) Jones, Dustin (Jenna) Jones, Tim (Loren) Jones, grandchildren: Linus Jones, Louise “Weesie” Jones, Landon Jones, Tavis Jones, Mae Jones and June Jones, a sister: Landa (Mike) Stricklin and numerous dear nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Masonic services and funeral services will be at 1:00pm Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at Colonial Terrace Funeral Home in Eldorado with Rev. Russell Stevens and Rev. Roy Dale Orr officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday 10:00am to service time at the funeral home. Burial will be in Raleigh Masonic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Eldorado High School Foundation in his memory and will be accepted at the funeral home. Condolences and expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family via the website www.colonialterracefuneralhome.com

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Services

Visitation
Tuesday
November 23, 2021

10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Colonial Terrace Funeral Home & Crematory
700 4th Street
Eldorado, IL 62930

Funeral Service
Tuesday
November 23, 2021

1:00 PM
Colonial Terrace Funeral Home & Crematory
700 4th Street
Eldorado, IL 62930

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